Labor Market, Economy, Wages
Struggles for worker justice take on new urgency, intensity
"As we enjoy barbecue picnics and time off from work, we should also remember the most fundamental aspect of Labor Day: honoring workers and their struggles for rights."
Tough economy worsens struggle for workers, job seekers
It's a recurrent story - wages aren't keeping up with inflation, it's harder to recover from job loss, and job security is fading. It will take better jobs to build the economy we so wistfully remember.
For others, Census data paints a rosier picture:
The Real Economic Scorecard
Let's Stop Minimizing Minimum Wage
"Two years ago, more than 650 economists, including five Nobel Prize winners, signed a statement saying state and federal minimum wage increases can "significantly improve the lives of low-income workers and their families, without the adverse effects that critics have claimed."
Cost of caring for Missourians without health insurance impacts everyone in the state
Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Mothers Prone to Weight Problems
Making jobs better - and ensuring that hard work earns a living wage - is not only good for workers, but for the health of their families and communities as well.
Absence makes baby's brain grow softer: Call for two years paid maternity leave
Economic Diversity: Why We Measure It
US News ranks colleges according to the economic diversity of their student populations.
Affordable housing hard to come by on coast
Hurricanes: conveniently gentrifying neighborhoods for the wealthy everywhere.
Poverty, not sex ed, key factor in teen pregnancy
Cause for Alarm? Understanding Recent Trends in Teenage Childbearing
Teen pregnancy is back in the public eye, with poverty, not Palin, apparently to blame:
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